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For the last six years, I have been playing blues harp with a local band, occasionally sitting in with other bands, and occasionally getting the odd recording gig (radio commercials) thrown my way thanks to a friend who engineers at a recording studio. Last night, I got a call from the guitar player for a female vocalist who asked me if I want to play harp when they open for BB King in February. I don't play music for a living (more of a weekend warrior with a 9-5 day job), I don't claim to be the best harp player in the world, or even in this town, but I love blues and this, to me, is a major, major thrill. I know there are hundreds of local musicians who open for BB King all across the country, but for this white boy blues lovin' harmonica player, this is a big deal. It's not like I'm playing WITH BB King, it's not like Muddy Waters came back to life and asked me to take the harp chair in his band, but I'll take it gladly, humbly, and die a happy man for the chance to open a gig for a blues legend whose roots and lineage trace back and intertwine with the likes of Muddy, Little Walter, Willie Dixon, et al.

Just had to share this with those whom I hope will understand...

Humbly and with gratitude,

Steve G.

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